Saturday, November 24, 2012

Making Gloves

 Now that the cold is here, I decided to make a pair of gloves for my son. If you know the basics of crochet, you can do this project. You will not need a pattern to crochet these gloves because you are going to use your own hands to measure; ending with a custom made pair of gloves.
 Let's start making the cuff of the gloves. Start working a chain. Leave a long tale of yarn starting your chain, you will use it to sew the cuff at the end. You decide how wide you want the cuff to be. The longer the chain, the wider your cuff is going to be. We are going to work a Rib Stitch.( All the stitches on cuff are worked through back loop only) Chain the number of stitches you decided. Row 1:1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, 1 single crochet in each stitch, chain 1, turn. Row 2: 1 single crochet through back loop only in each stitch, chain 1, turn. Keep working same until desired length.
 Adjust the length of the cuff  with your wrist.
 And be sure that the cuff expands when you pull it off of your hand. A Rib Stitch is just a crochet elastic band. 
 Do not cut off your yarn. At the edge of the cuff work 1 single crochet on each stitch, join with a slip stitch. Work 1 single crochet all around , work several rows. Try it on and if you think that is too tight start increasing 2 single crochet in same stitch every 5 to 8 stitches apart.
It is a good idea to mark your increases to serve as a reference when you work the other glove.
When you reach the joint of your thumb increase work 2 stitches in same stitch. (mark increase) Do this increase every time you reach this point about 4 times.

You are going to end up with this (pointy shape)
Now work a chain. Put your glove on and join this chain at the base of your thumb; if  it is too tight make it longer, join with a slip stitch.

Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around; until you cover your thumb.

At this point when you reach the nail, start decreasing every other stitch until you close the hole; slip stitch the last stitch. Draw yarn through and fasten off.

At the base of the thumb work 1 single crochet all around. Work several rows until you reach your fingers. Increase: 3 single crochet in same stitch; at the base of your little finger position .
At the base of the index finger; work a chain. Try the glove on and check the length of the chain. Join with slip stitch. 
Work 1 single crochet all around. Work several rows until your index finger is covered. When you reach your finger nail; start decreasing every other stitch until you close the hole, slip stitch the last stitch. Draw yarn through and fasten off.

Repeat instruction with each finger.






Sew wrong side of the cuff with needle, using the long piece of yarn that you left at the beginning of the cuff.
Now you're done!
And with that we have the pleasure of doing something beautiful for someone special.
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~Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor, yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. Favour is deceitful, and beautiful is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.~
Proverbs 31: 10,20,21,25,30,31

1 comment:

Naturally Carol said...

Those are beautifully made gloves! I am sure your son will get a lot of cosy wear from them this winter. Merry Christmas and wishing you and your family a blessed and peaceful New Year!

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